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BRP Attorneys Receive Maryland Super Lawyers 2021 Honors

We are excited to announce that BRP attorneys Edouard Bouquet, Brian K. Pearlstein, Bryan Renehan, Maureen Renehan, and Heather Sweren have been recognized by Super Lawyers for 2021 in the state of Maryland! The selection process for this involves rigorous third-party screening, resulting in careful validation of each entrant’s accomplishments. All six of these talented […]

What To Expect During Your First Meeting With A Family Law Attorney

Your First Meeting with a Potential Family Law Attorney No matter what prompts you to seek the services of a family law attorney, it’s completely normal to feel some anxiety. Almost certainly you will have many questions and concerns. You may even feel overwhelmed. That’s why finding a skilled family law attorney with whom you […]

An Unexpected Journey to Reunification—Part 3: Reunited

The courtroom went silent as those in attendance contemplated this new bit of information Brian K. Pearlstein had just provided. How would the managing partner of one of the most highly-regarded family law firms in the area manage to care for this child? “With a lot of help is the answer to that,” says Brian. […]

An Unexpected Journey to Reunification—Part 2: The Long Battle

Brian K. Pearlstein, managing partner at Brodsky, Renehan, Pearlstein, & Bouquet, made a commitment to Fanny and Giulietta, a mother and daughter separated by a complicated matter of US citizenship, and he planned on honoring it. He offered to help with their situation, which was a slow but steady crawl toward building a case that […]

An Unexpected Journey to Reunification—Part 1: A Mother’s Plight

Giulietta knows every song by Taylor Swift and can name all the Disney princesses. She’s partial to Anna and Elsa from Frozen®, though—a movie she first watched this year. Froot Loops® is her cereal of choice. She spends hours rolling out Play-Doh® and loves to jump and flip on the trampoline. In many ways, Giulietta […]

Brian K. Pearlstein and Ed Bouquet Included in The Best Lawyers in America

BRP would like to congratulate Brian K. Pearlstein and Ed Bouquet on their inclusion in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This is the latest accolade in their impressive list of awards, certifications, and other achievements throughout their law careers. Best Lawyers is a reputable publication that has used an entirely peer-determined […]

The Daily Record: Pandemic Spurs Md. Family Attorneys to Search for Creative Solutions

Court closures caused by the coronavirus have put a hold on nonemergency child support and other family law cases. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in several states, Brian K. Pearlstein is busy bracing his clients for the unknown and helping them reach alternative agreements, even if it’s just temporary. This is an increasingly common […]

The Treatment of Children’s Financial Accounts in Divorce

-written by Attorney Maureen Renehan When a married couple has a child, often times that couple opens a financial account for the benefit of the child. Some parents open savings accounts or trust funds when the child is a baby. Other parents may wait and open a college savings account once the child is school-aged. […]

Alimony In The District of Columbia

-written by Attorney Edouard J.P. Bouquet An award of alimony in the District of Columbia incident to a divorce, legal separation or termination of a domestic partnership is premised on the notion that one spouse or domestic partner is economically dependent or disadvantaged and therefore has a need for support to meet their living expenses; […]

Upcoming Changes to Maryland Child Support Guidelines

-written by Attorney Maureen Renehan Child Support, In General. Child Support is defined as the payment from one parent to the other parent for the purpose of financially supporting the children. Child support is a right that belongs to the child; not the parent receiving it. Thus, parents cannot waive child support. Both parents have a legal […]